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13 stories found over the past 45 days
Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

17 January 2017 – A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand, a new United Nations economic report has found.


World Bank sees ‘moderate’ pick up for global economy in 2017 despite weak investment

11 January 2017 – Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, the World Bank said in a report released today.


At Security Council, UN chief Guterres makes case for new efforts to build and sustain peace

10 January 2017 – Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.


UN agency data on labour migration shows 150 million migrants in global workforce

05 January 2017 – There are about 150 million migrant workers around the world, according a recent United Nations study, which provides useful labour migration data for policy makers as they seek to make headway on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


UNESCO condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines

28 December 2016 – Condemning the murder of Filipino journalist Larry Que on 19 December, the head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has called on authorities to investigate his death.


INTERVIEW: Making the 'most impossible job' a possible mission – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

22 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s last day in office is 31 December 2016. That day will be the culmination of a decade of service at the helm of the world body, during which his priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. In addition, he has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself.


INTERVIEW: ‘It is important to let the positive side of migration be told’ – IOM Director-General

19 December 2016 – Every day, for the past three years, just over a dozen migrants have died on average, or one person every two hours, according to William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM), in a message to mark the International Migrants Day.


Building on gender promise, Guterres names three women to top UN posts

15 December 2016 – The United Nations Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres today announced that he will be appointing Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as the UN deputy chief, on his assumption of office as the ninth chief of the global Organization in January 2017.


Slowing global wage growth for fourth straight year ‘greatly concerning,’ says UN labour agency

15 December 2016 – Pulled down by declining wage growth in developing countries and regions, earnings around the world dropped to their lowest level since 2012, a new United Nations report has revealed.


United Nations news in brief: 13 December 2016

13 December 2016 – Following are brief summaries of some of today’s news stories from around the UN system. Click on the links provided for more detailed coverage.